Devin, I agree with all the points you made. I think that marijuana is extremely helpful in the medicinal sense, ranging from strains made for chronic pain to mental illness. One think that I understand about the anti-marijuana side is that the abuse of any kind of drug is harmful. When it comes to teens having access to marijuana, there has been…[Read more]
Maxwell, I enjoyed your opinions very much. I agree with the part that expresses the idea that humans enjoy “crying at a friend’s funeral, or grieving over a breakup.” I think one element that is also involved in this is the attention one receives from expressing their negative emotions. People are much more interested in others sadness than they…[Read more]
The idea of political socialization is a huge part of our society today. By definition, political socialization is “the process by which people form their ideas and values about politics.” The many influences that
As many of us have experienced, nature can positively affect our happiness and overall state of mind through the beautiful sights we see and the beneficial chemical processes that nature brings. “Scientists are
I am interested with your post because it had really caught my attention about nature vs the brain, I really love the nature and being outside in the forest or woods because it brings this calm to me and takes me too a whole other world. I agree with you one hundred percent because to be able to be free mentally you have to let your eyes see a whole different type of place a beautiful natural area to let yourself see as far as your eyes can see.
One thing that had really stood out to me was when you said ” our happiness and overall state of mind through the beautiful sights we see and the beneficial chemical processes that nature brings.”this really reminds me of me when I get somewhere that is full of trees and all green plants around me. I feel free when I see all this room to do whatever I please to do and no one ever tells me anything.
Noor, your post is very well written. I especially like the part where you stated “The concept of the freedom of speech is only possible if you believe it’s for everyone to have and not just for certain people.” This stands out because people will practice their freedom of speech but find it difficult to accept that others have that right too. I t…[Read more]
“You might not think you look much like a catfish or a Tyrannosaurus rex, but a microscope will reveal that you are all made of pretty similar kinds of cells. So are plants and fungi.” Fossil records dating bac
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.